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Poster: kochman Date: Oct 12, 2008 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Advice on commercial releases?

I recommend trying the following, unless you are one of those tools who thinks it is noble to pay...

www.google.com - enter "rapidshare" plus "whatever official" you want and "grateful dead"

or... www.demonoid.com (you need an invite)
or... www.thepiratebay.org (no invite needed)

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 13, 2008 6:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Advice on commercial releases?

by all means, don't be a noble tool, just an honest one.
I've bought several used DP's and GD DVD's from Rasputin Records in Berkeley & Stockton. Usually for 1/3 to 1/2 the price...honest!



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Poster: spacedface Date: Oct 13, 2008 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Advice on commercial releases?

Dick's Pick's are just as cheap direct from the GD, at least from Amoeba and Rasputin as I remember.

I remember the Anthem of the Sun rerelease being better than my record or old CD.

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Poster: kochman Date: Oct 12, 2008 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Advice on commercial releases?

I love these guys...

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 13, 2008 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Advice on commercial releases?

Apart from bad karma, what you'll get with rapidshare or bittorrent copies is most likely mp3s rather than the original high-quality sound on the remarkably inexpensive CDs.

My favorites on your list:

LiveDead: *the* GD commercial release, and the best live album of all time, IMO
1ftVault: perfect recording, perfect performances
DP19: an amazing fall 73 show. Discs 2 and 3 are stunning throughout
DP22: primal early 68 shows, with the raw congested sound of that time, but amazing thematic jamming (that's Cliff's term)
DP23: a great show from arguably the best week of the band's career